Zwelethu Mthethwa – Portraits of the Laborer

 
 

Zwelethu Mthethwa, born in 1960, famously makes medium-to-large-scale portraits of migrant workers and their living quarters on the borders of Cape Town and Johannesburg. However this is a sample of his breadth of work; capturing the interior walls of the workers in South Africa, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the honest laborer.